Old 04-07-2005, 12:04 AM   #1
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http://www.cn.ca/news/newsreleases/2...20050406.shtml

I thought CN wasn't ordering anything.
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Old 04-07-2005, 01:46 AM   #2
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" The firm orders for 75 new locomotives will allow CN to replace 100 older 3,000-3,600 horsepower road locomotives. "

Wisconsin Central, DM&IR, etc., "see yuh!"
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50 ES44DC's and 25 SD70M-2's- nice.
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Old 04-07-2005, 05:33 PM   #4
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They should by Class 66 ....

or wait.. Does the USA ever use the Class 66?

http://www.therailwaycentre.com/Page.../Illus_66.html

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They should by Class 66 ....

or wait.. Does the USA ever use the Class 66?

http://www.therailwaycentre.com/Page.../Illus_66.html

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Old 04-07-2005, 07:51 PM   #6
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yeah that's right.. USA's Locomotives are a bit on OVerwight when it comes to European Tracks.. but the Class 66 is an American Designed, also Constructed in America Locomotive!

They are very cheap and easy to maintain and of course.. powerful Locomotives...

Hopefully those new 75 Locomotives have those same "issues" (correct word?) as the Class 66...

Anyway, thanks for the info!

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Old 04-07-2005, 08:15 PM   #7
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Hopefully those new 75 Locomotives have those same "issues" (correct word?) as the Class 66...
Well, I hope they don't have any issues. Usually that means a problem around here. From what I can tell though, the Class 66 looks like the equivilent to the EMD SD70 model.
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Old 04-07-2005, 09:27 PM   #8
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Charactistics was the word which I was looking for.. Charactistics.. if that's not the Correct word, then I'll open a Dictionary

Anyhow, in my Opinion the EMD SD70 locomotives are an excellent Purchase.. Powerful, Can take up a long Cargo without reducing too much of it's Acceleration power, Easy to maintain, Cheap to have...

A nice good Locomotive, I don't know about the other.. I don't have a knowledge about American Locomotives at all; That's why I'm here , to get knowledge .

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Anyhow, in my Opinion the EMD SD70 locomotives are an excellent Purchase.. Powerful, Can take up a long Cargo without reducing too much of it's Acceleration power, Easy to maintain, Cheap to have...
And they sound awesome too!
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Yeah, That too.. that's the most fun of a locomotive, Class 66 Sounds awesome as well, especially when the Engines starts up up and when they accelerate.

Why do you think Mat '64 is my Favourite non-locomotive train?
Because of the Cool acceleration soundsand breaks; You did watch my Video Did you?

I hope when I'm next time in America, I would join a ride with those kind of Locomotives..

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"Wisconsin Central, DM&IR, etc., "see yuh!"
DM&IR units still stay here in Minnesota for 99.9% of their life... CN assumed opperations, but still uses the DM&IR units. Ocassionaly, CN units can be seen pulling ore trains, however.

I really hope they don't replace the Draper Tapers, SD40-2's, and their "W" widecab sisters. I'll have some SD40-2's over GEvo's anyday!
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